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Burgeoning spring harbingers

Amatuer photographer John Dahlman shared a few signs of spring with the Pine Knot News this week. The photos of the swans, and the male and female mallard ducks, were taken while driving his local cou... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    April 9, 2021 

Wrenshall News: Sunflowers bring light

I don’t know if it was the warmest Easter on record, but it sure felt special to be outside without winter gear last weekend. We celebrated with family outside around the pizza oven and feasted on... Full story


One Book events come to Cloquet

After selecting “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead as the 2021 One Book Northland title, the Cloquet Public Library is hosting three events this month. For younger readers (and the young at heart), the library will host a “story stroll...


Seniors get their day in the park

Cloquet will celebrate its senior citizens with an event June 15 at Veterans Park. According to a proclamation by Mayor Roger Maki Tuesday, those 60 and older will be celebrated at the park at the second annual Senior Day in Cloquet with prize...


History Mystery

As we find ourselves in the holiest part of the year, with Easter on Sunday, we were delighted to come across the story below from 1975. It involves an innovative turn on fundraising at Cloquet's Our...


Wright/Cromwell news

The Farmers Co-op board of directors welcomes Carol Hutar as its newest member. Carol is finishing the term of Birdie Harrington, who recently resigned from the board. The board meetings are at 6...


More Easter coloring pages to come

Wow. We received more than 40 festively colored entries in the Easter Coloring Contest in the past few weeks. Thank you to all who took part. As of presstime, we were still trying to figure out which...


Frozen Forester race brings in $2K for trails

This year's annual Frozen Forester races at Pine Valley raised more than $2,000 to help with trail expansion and maintenance costs for the new bike trails at Cloquet's popular woodland park. Held on... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

I am still doing some subbing at Floodwood school and I want everyone to know how great the students are there. You can be very proud of your students, educators and the whole staff for doing a great...


History Mystery

Rich Winkler had a question for the Carlton County Historical Society about a possible ghost town along the original Lake Superior & Mississippi Rail Road line that ran along the St. Louis River...


Irish Flair

Judy Stolquist and Larry Johnson celebrate their second and third place awards for showing their St. Patrick's Day spirit at the senior dance at the Cloquet VFW Wednesday. First place went to Esko's...


One Last Trip

Bobbie Turner of Cloquet shared what she was doing a year ago as the Covid-19 pandemic bore down. "My daughter, Erin, and I visited Las Vegas on her spring break from Minnesota State University...


History Mystery

Look next week for more on a likely abandoned village along the first railroad line in the area. If you remember Milford on the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad route, please email [email protected] For those with personal memories, we...


Wright/Cromwell news

The City of Cromwell will be holding a public meeting to inform the community about the DNR outdoor recreation grant application to improve the Cromwell Pavilion Park. The meeting is set for 5:30...


History Mystery

The story about the closing of Wood City Lights & Hardware in the Pine Knot News a few weeks ago got us thinking about that nickname for Cloquet. It’s obvious why Wood City came to be, given the influence of the wood-related industry here. But when...


Wright/Cromwell news

Congratulations to Glenn and Fran Solomon on being chosen the king and queen at the Cardinal Court/Villa Vista’s recent annual Valentine’s Day celebration. Glenn and Fran are recent residents,...


Rotary Rally for Kids canceled

Due to poor trail conditions and the high temperatures this week, the Rotary Rally for Kids snowmobile rally and poker run have been canceled for this year. According to the website, the event is being pushed to February of 2022. All net proceeds...


Sign up for summer soccer

The Cloquet Youth Soccer Association is holding summer rec soccer registration through March 12. Teams will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The link to register is posted on Coaches are needed. Registration... Full story


Frozen Forester bike/snowshoe/walk/run set for March 13

The annual Frozen Forester race at Pine Valley is set for March 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cloquet's Pine Valley Park. As usual, racers have myriad choices. They can do a 5K run/walk/snowshoe -- as... Full story


Ice racers take to the river

It's always hit and miss when it comes to hosting motorcycle ice racing on the St. Louis River in Scanlon. But the mid-February cold snap allowed Jeff Berg to rally racers online for an event last... Full story


Golf club raises prom money

The Rugged Spruce golf club, in association with Re/Max Results and team leader Randy Myhre, raised more than $800 to support the 2021 Barnum Junior Class Prom committee in a recent fundraiser. A... Full story


Carlton Happenings

At last, the cold has relaxed its grip and we are able to get outside. We can look forward to the first day of spring on March 20, and even further to the first day of summer on June 20. Don’t... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

We enjoyed a beautiful funeral service for Leo Dahlberg Feb. 20 at the Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Leo was well-known in Wright and the surrounding communities. His daughter Sharon Lake shared some thoughts at the funeral: “Most of yo... Full story


History Mystery

This is a History Mystery that will likely never be solved, so we plan to have many installments regarding the topic: How did the name Cloquet come about? Some spotty history tells us that the town...


Ready to ride?

A round-trip snowmobile ride and optional poker run will take place March 6 from the Buffalo House to Cromwell and Wright, with a reception following the 125-mile ride. The Rotary Rally for Kids is a rally set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 6 to raise...


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